Flood Alert Info - Somerset coast at Dunster Beaches, Blue Anchor, Steart, Stolford and Brean

Area Description

Coastal areas at Dunster Beaches, Blue Anchor, Steart, Stolford and Brean.

This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area

Important information
Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2018 16:04
Bristol Channel
This Alert refers to the high tide this evening, Friday 02/03/2018. Strong onshore winds will cause tide levels to rise further. Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of high water levels combined with high energy waves. This could also cause sea spray, where strong winds blow water from the crests of waves onshore. The time and date of the forecast high water is 19:15 on 02/03/2018. The forecast tide level is 6.24 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 East North East. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jan 2018 19:45
Bristol Channel
Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables. Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of high water levels combined with high energy waves. Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of sea spray, where strong winds blow water from the crests of waves onshore. Tides are currently rising and we will be re-issuing this flood alert which is likely to remain in force for the remainder of the week. The time and date of the first forecast high water is 06:30 on 31/01/2018. The forecast tide level is 6.34 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 Westerly. The time and date of the second forecast high water is 19:00 on 31/01/2018. The forecast tide level is 6.42 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 6 north westerly. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 14:21
Bristol Channel
Spray, overtopping and or onshore flooding is predicted to occur as a result of high water levels, strong onshore winds and large waves. The time and date of the forecast high water is 08:15 on 04/01/2018. The forecast tide level is 7.03 m AOD. The forecast wind strength is Force 6 and from a westerly direction. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point. This is currently forecast to be the last flood alert within this series of high (spring) tides.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 12:34
Bristol Channel
Spray, overtopping and or onshore flooding is predicted to occur as a result of high water levels, strong onshore winds and large waves. The time and date of the forecast high water is 07:15 on 03/01/2018. The forecast tide level is 7.2 m AOD. The forecast wind strength is Force 8 to 9 and from a westerly direction. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2018 12:17
Bristol Channel
The time and date of the forecast high water is 18:15 on 01/01/2018. The forecast tide level is 6.2 m AOD. But the forecast wind strength is Force 7 West North-westerly direction. Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of sea spray, including where these strong winds blow water from the crests of waves onshore. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point. Tuesday’s tides are not forecast to reach flood alert level but please note that future tides this week will reach flood alert and warning levels.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Dec 2017 18:31
Bristol Channel
Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of high water levels combined with high energy waves. The time and date of the forecast high water is 09:00 on 07/12/2017. The forecast tide level is 6.28 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 west north westerly. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Nov 2017 09:55
Bristol Channel
Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of high water levels combined with high energy waves. Tides are currently rising and we will be re-issuing this flood alert which will remain in force for the weekend. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point. The time and date of the first forecast high water is 18:45 on 04/11/2017. The forecast tide level is 6.62 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 6 West North West. The time and date of the second forecast high water is 07:15 on 05/11/2017. The forecast tide level is 6.55 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 West North West. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Oct 2017 12:41
Bristol Channel
Strong onshore winds will cause tide levels to rise further. Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables. Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur where waves crash against the face of a seawall, causing water to splash up and over the seawall. Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of sea spray, where strong winds blow water from the crests of waves onshore. Tide peak levels are now falling but remain higher than usual. The time and date of the forecast high water is 20:30 on 21/10/2017. The forecast tide level is 6.15 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 8 westerly. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Oct 2017 15:15
Bristol Channel
Friday PM 20/10/2017 and Saturday AM 21/10/2017 tides are not forecast to reach flood alert level but future tides this weekend will reach flood alert level so this message remains in force.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Oct 2017 14:53
Bristol Channel
Strong onshore winds will cause tide levels to rise further. Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables. Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur where waves crash against the face of a seawall, causing water to splash up and over the seawall. Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of sea spray, where strong winds blow water from the crests of waves onshore. The time and date of the forecast high water is 07:45 on 20/10/2017. The forecast tide level is 6.13m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 westerly. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point. Tides are currently rising and we will be re-issuing this flood alert which is likely to remain in force for the remainder of the week.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Oct 2017 19:25
Bristol Channel
Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of sea spray, where strong winds blow water from the crests of waves onshore. The time and date of the forecast high water is 07:15 on 05/10/2017. The forecast tide level is 5.95 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 West North West. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Sep 2017 11:10
Bristol Channel
Strong onshore winds will cause tide levels to rise further. Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables. Overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of sea spray, where strong winds blow water from the crests of waves onshore. High tide levels may prevent rivers from flowing to the sea and cause rivers to rise. The time and date of the forecast high water is 22:15 on 10/09/2017. The forecast tide level is 6.24 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 West South Westerly. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point.